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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KING BLING, Feb 12, 2004.


    KING BLING Guest

    SOOOO, why not?

    Garrett Augustus Morgan - Son of slaves, inventor of the traffic light AND the gas mask.

    Malcom X - Strong, articulate and wise. Though his life was a process of growth and development, he learned from his mistakes, stood by his convictions, and died because of them. His autobiography remains the best book I have ever read after years of constant reading.

    Dead Prez - Good entertainers, articulate and informed. Often misunderstood by people who actually share in there disdain for the "establishment" (though often these naysayers otherwise are apathetic about current conditions). They contrast both the voice of a majority of black youth and the revolutionary (and still relevant) ideas from decades before.

    You have a few to add? You hate the idea of the month? You hate my list? Let it all out...
  2. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    wonk saggin. nuff said
  3. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    last time i checked, dead prez were self serving (and self defeating), racist, musical hacks who's whole career stems from one beat.

    but maybe i'm wrong.
    maybe blaming 'whitey' for the ills of the world is somehow helping black people, even though 'whitey' fucks over 'whitey' just as much as he does 'darkie'.

    in any event.
    we should not need black history month. the fact that we do is symptomatic of how fucked up our society is. creating 'black history month' is putting a band aid on a bullet wound. fix our racist society, dont tell me about gorge washington carver again. i dont care.

    seeks/blood in my eye

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  5. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    cos it's the shortest month of the year
  6. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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    KING BLING Guest


    I won't disagree because you have valid reasons. Black history should be understood in terms of all history, we should learn about blacks the way we do anything else - race SHOULDN't be relevant.

    Why we have the month (via google)....

    We owe the celebration of Black History Month, and more importantly, the study of black history, to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. He spent his childhood working in the Kentucky coal mines and enrolled in high school at age twenty. He graduated within two years and later went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard.
    In 1926, he launched Negro History Week as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history.
    Woodson chose the second week of February for Negro History Week because it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. However, February has much more than Douglass and Lincoln to show for its significance in black American history. For example:

    February 23, 1868:
    W. E. B. DuBois, important civil rights leader and co-founder of the NAACP, was born.

    February 3, 1870:
    The 15th Amendment was passed, granting blacks the right to vote.

    February 25, 1870:
    The first black U.S. senator, Hiram R. Revels (1822-1901), took his oath of office.

    February 12, 1909:
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded by a group of concerned black and white citizens in New York City.

    February 1, 1960:
    In what would become a civil-rights movement milestone, a group of black Greensboro, N.C., college students began a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter.

    February 21, 1965:
    Malcolm X, the militant leader who promoted Black Nationalism, was shot to death by three Black Muslims.

    It is a short cold month, but maybe that's appropriate.
  8. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

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    The black man is always getting fucked over.
  9. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    "whi'ey be keepin us down. it's coz i is blak"
  10. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

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    What about a white history month? I say its June, cause its the sweetest month..

    matter a fact.. which month do you guys/gals like the best?

    BIGBLUE Senior Member

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    Dr Malachi Z. York
    Langston Hughes
  12. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    i dunno, white history lifetime seems to be going along just nicely thanks
  13. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

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    The funny thing is, every month is white history month. I noticed that when i was in highschool learning things here and there that no black people were ever mentioned until February like it was all a big secret plan to honor black people and they didnt want to let the cat out of the bag. Then when black history month is over, it's right back to george washington.

    What a strange way of teaching things.
  14. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

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    fuck that every month is white history month bullshit, it just seems that way because black people aint really do that much shit but invent peanut butter, besides if its not like the traffic light or gas mask would never have been invented if this dude didnt do it, you cant argue with that
  15. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

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    From what I have learned in the past few week is this.

    Black people in the hood learn about "parks,king,X, underground railroad" 24/7.... And this black chick came up to me one day while i was having some argument on whether or not Kennedy was shot from wherever. This girl started complaining about the urban schools like non-other. She hated her teachers and prinicpiles for being black and teaching nothing but black shit. While in the burbs highschools were completely different and learned about everything.

    everything being blacks, whites, asian, islander, european, hispanic, etc etc..

    I had never thought about it but almost every project she did in highschool as well as the other students, was about black history..

    It was weird cause i had always grown up in the city but went to a suburban school, and i had never really caught on to this.